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# QUESTIONS IN LEVEL FLIGHT (SAMPLE)

## Section One: Draw a circle around the correct answer

1. Lift act through a point called:

a. Reduced

a. Aerodynamic center.

to

maintain

level

flight,

## otherwise the aeroplane will descent.

b. Center of pressure.

b. Reduced

c. Center of gravity.

to

maintain

level

flight,

## otherwise the aeroplane will climb.

d. Stagnation point.

c. Increased

to

maintain

level

flight,

same point:

rolling moment.

be:

pitching moment.

a. Increased

to

maintain

level

flight

b. Increased

to

maintain

level

flight

c. Reduced

to

maintain

level

flight

proportional to:

must be:

## d. The engine RPM and inversely to the

ambient temperature and altitude.
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## level flight, the aeroplane:

profile drag.

a. Will accelerate.

## 12. Which statement is true:

b. Will decelerate.

c. Will ascend.

d. Will climb.

whereas

low airspeed

cause small

vortices.

when:

drag.

profile drag.

drag.

induced drag.

induced drag.

## Section Two: Answer the following by True (T) or False (F)

1. Because the C of P and the C of G are not at the same point, the aircraft no longer becomes
unstable.
2. Thrust and drag are act approximately opposite and coincided (aligned).
3. If the speed is increased, the angle of attack must be reduced to maintain level flight,
otherwise the aeroplane will climb.
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4. If the speed is reduced, the angle of attack must be fixed to maintain level flight otherwise
the aeroplane will stall.
5. The coefficient of lift does not vary with altitude for the same IAS.
6. The thrust generated by a jet engine is directly proportional to the engine RPM and inversely
to the ambient temperature and altitude.
7. If the thrust available exceeds that required for level flight, the aeroplane will climb.
8. The highest speed the aeroplane for level flight can achieve when the minimum power
available equals the power required.
9. For a constant altitude and angle of attack an increase weight will require both the power and
the airspeed to be increased.
10. The larger the vortices the smaller the induced drag.
11. For jet aeroplanes, the minimum drag speed is always greater than the speed of minimum
power.

## Section Three: Answer the following questions

1. Define the following:
a. Lift.
b. Drag.
c. Thrust.
d. Weight.
2. With the aid of diagram describe the relation between lift coefficient and IAS in level flight
(Fig 13.2).
3. With the aid of diagram explain the relation between thrust and airspeed then show how to
find the speed for minimum drag (Fig 13.3).
4. With the aid of diagram illustrate the relation between power and airspeed then find how to
determine both of the speed for minimum drag and speed for minimum power (Fig 13.3 or
Fig 13.5).

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## 1. Given the following

Maximum gross weight

3400 lbs

Center of gravity

78 86 in

340 lbs

## Rear seat occupants

350 lbs

Fuel

75 gal

Baggage area 1

80 lbs

Using the computational method, determine whether if the airplane is loaded within the limit.
2. given the following
Front seat occupants

340 lbs

## Rear seat occupants

300 lbs

Fuel

40 gal

Baggage area 1

20 lbs

If the basic empty weight and moment 1467 lbs and 57.3 lbs.in/1000, respectively. Determine
whether if the airplane is loaded within the limit.